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A Research and Practice Partnership to Improve Outcomes for Crossover Youth

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A Research and Practice Partnership to Improve Outcomes for Crossover Youth

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The first of a two-part webinar series, this webinar will focus on the research process, design and findings associated with the evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model conducted by the Douglas County, Nebraska Youth Impact! team and the Nebraska Center for Justice Research at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). The UNO Evaluation results suggest better outcomes for CYPM youth, increased information sharing between youth serving systems, improved decisions and relationships within the multi-disciplinary team, and cost savings to Douglas County. The webinar will include a review of characteristics of the 428 youth served across 480 meetings held since November 1, 2012 and a discussion about the successes and challenges of implementation. Representatives from the Douglas Co. Working Group and Center for Justice Research will also describe their experience partnering to evaluate CYPM implementation and discuss how research findings are being used to improve local practices.  Topics will include how best to support primary data collection efforts between CYPM agencies and university researchers, and how to “make sense” of the data, both for research and practitioner purposes.

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Shawne Coonfare, Director, Douglas County Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)

Dan Jackson, Former Director, Nebraska Family Support Network

Nick Juliano, Director, Regional Advocacy and Public Policy, Boys Town

Ryan Spohn, Director, Director, Nebraska Center for Justice Research

Emily Wright, Associate Director, Nebraska Center for Justice Research